plural noun

in some classifications
: a family comprising nonvenomous snakes closely related to the boas but having a supraorbital bone and usually teeth on the premaxilla and the subcaudal scales mostly in two rows, including Python and closely related genera, and being now usually treated as a subfamily of Boidae

Word History


New Latin, from Python, type genus + -idae

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“Pythonidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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